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Latest school league tables show where you live affects your child’s education

The results are in, and the so-called north-south divide continues to separate children’s educational outcomes by geography – as the recently published secondary schools’ performance data from the Department for Education shows

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2017 property crash would see �399 a week wiped off UK property values

2017 property crash would see £399 a week wiped off UK property values

While the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has forecast that house prices in the UK will rise by around 3 per cent this year, a Times survey of leading economists has predicted that 2017 could be the year the London property bubble finally bursts, almost a decade on from the last market crash

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Presenter and property expert Lucy Alexander/ Raise the Roof Productions

Casting call for new TV show which helps you find your dream home

Led by property expert, Lucy Alexander (of Homes Under the Hammer fame), indecisive house hunters will be given the chance to find the right property for them.

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Developer launches homes on new Daventry estate

Developer launches homes on new Daventry estate

Latest phase of homes on new Daventry estate is launched by developer

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Could you afford the Friends apartment or the Simpsons’ house on Evergreen Terrace?

Could you afford the Friends apartment or the Simpsons’ house on Evergreen Terrace?

If you questioned how a gang featuring an unemployed actor, a chef, a masseuse and a waitress could afford to live in an upmarket apartment in the sitcom Friends - you’re not the only one.

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B&Q recall

B&Q issues recall over injury risk

DIY chain B&Q has issued a recall after it emerged that one of its products could pose an injury risk to users.

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The ten most expensive houses on the market in Northamptonshire

The ten most expensive houses on the market in Northamptonshire

Found a few quid down the back of your sofa and looking to move home?

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Cost of moving house soars

Cost of moving house soars

The average cost of moving home in the UK has risen by £870 during the past year, up to £10,996.

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Pictured L-R are: Sue Ousley, Robbie Speirs, Simon Fowler, Matthew Owen, Brian Oldham and Alan Bottwood

A blooming great result for Northampton in East Midlands in Bloom awards

Northampton has retained its Silver Gilt award in this year’s East Midlands in Bloom contest.

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How to sell your house

How to sell your house - 10 tips from top property developers

Selling your home is one of the biggest financial matters most of us will ever deal with.

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UK house prices continue to rise

UK house prices continue to rise

House prices across the UK have continued to rise despite warnings over the potential effect of the Brexit vote and changes to stamp duty rules.

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Average home price set to rise by £40,000 in 5 years

Average home price set to rise by £40,000 in 5 years

The price of a home will be about £40,000 higher in five years’ time, even though prices are expected to slow in the wake of the Brexit vote.

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Kingsthorpe Pocket Park

Closing date fast approaching to take part in Northamptonshire’s Heritage Open Day event

Green-fingered folk from community allotments to private gardens and civic parks across Northampton are being encouraged to celebrate the Year of the English Garden as part of Heritage Open Days this September.

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The average home-owning pensioner has made �500 a month this year

Pensioners’ wealth soars £9bn in six months thanks to property boom

Britain’s home-owning pensioners have seen their cumulative wealth soar by £9.24 billion since the start of the year thanks to the strong housing market.

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Simon Scott, Haddonstone marketing director and designer, with the award at Chelsea

Five star Chelsea Flower Show award for Northamptonshire firm

Garden ornament maker Haddonstone has received a five star award for its ‘Lost Garden’ exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Live near McDonalds? Your house price could be de-valued by 24%

Live near McDonalds? Your house price could be de-valued by 24%

New research has looked at just how much brands in your locality affect your house valuation with some interesting results.

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What will your house be worth by 2030?

How much will your Northamptonshire house be worth in 2030?

New research into the future of the UK property market has mapped out what the average house price will be in Northamptonshire by 2030.

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‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5billion a year to help children buy homes

‘Bank of mum and dad’ lends £5billion a year to help children buy homes

Children in the UK will borrow a total of £5billion from their parents to get them on the property ladder in 2016, according to data from Legal & General (L&G).

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Five properties left as buyers snap up new homes on Northamptonshire housing estate

Five properties left as buyers snap up new homes on Northamptonshire housing estate

There has been an ‘extraordinary response’ to a recent release of new homes in Northamptonshire, according to the house builder.

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How to pet-proof your home but keep it looking beautiful

How to pet-proof your home but keep it looking beautiful

Image’s interior design columnist, Rosie Kinsella, looks at how you can adapt your home in a pet-friendly way which doesn’t compromise on style...

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